As part of its ongoing efforts under the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Public Health Center announces the establishment of a Central Chronic Diseases Registry
17 Nov, 2019: The Abu Dhabi Public Health Center (ADPHC), which falls under the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi, has announced the establishment of the Abu Dhabi Chronic Diseases Registry (ADCDR). The unified registry will monitor the prevalence of chronic diseases in the Emirate, whilst also identifying which of them are the most common as well as the risk factors associated with the diseases. The registry is set to improve healthcare outcomes in Abu Dhabi, by highlighting the most effective and appropriate treatments in addition to identifying ways to reduce complications for patients suffering from a chronic disease.
ADPHC had previously mandated all healthcare facilities to collect and document all data related to the incidence of cancer and diabetes in the Emirate. In line with new developments however, ADPHC now urges all healthcare facilities in Abu Dhabi, including hospitals, specialty and primary healthcare clinics to report all chronic cardiovascular diseases diagnosed and/or managed at their facility to the Abu Dhabi Central Chronic Diseases Registry as of January 1 2020.
ADPHC will continue to expand the breadth of the registry, requiring facilities to report on additional chronic diseases gradually in the upcoming period including osteoporosis, chronic respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, as well as mental illnesses such as depression and dementia.
Dr. Omniyat Al Hajri, Director of Public Health Division at ADPHC said: "Data is both essential step and important element of any successful initiative, due to its vital role of providing a basis upon which we can well-informed decisions. As part of ADPHC's commitment towards achieving "A healthier Abu Dhabi", the center will continue to work side by side with partners and stakeholders to fortify the newly established Abu Dhabi Central Chronic Diseases Registry, ensuring accurate and efficient data collection for these diseases."
Al Hajri added, "The registry will serve as a key tool not only to monitor the causes and associated risk factors of chronic diseases in the emirate, but also to evaluate current medical interventions and identify potential areas of improvement in health practices aimed at chronic disease prevention."
The Abu Dhabi Public Health Center is set to conduct a series of training workshops to train all healthcare providers on the mechanics and appropriate channels to accurately and efficiently report data into the registry.